Zinio - emagazines

Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s new eMagazine collection and read them on your iPad, Android tablet, Mac or PC. We’ve selected over 50 popular magazines, including Chicago Magazine, The Economist, Food Network Magazine, Men's Health, Newsweek, Redbook, Seventeen and more. You can read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues as soon as they’re available--no waiting. Intrigued?

To get started, you can also follow the instructions below or click on the link to Recorded Books step-by-step guide.


Setting up your Account:

In order to access Zinio, you will set up two separate accounts, a Library account and a personal Reader account. NOTE: These two accounts must use the same email. You may use the same password if you choose.

  • Click here or click on the Zinio button at the top of this page to go to the Library's Zinio page.
  • Create your Library account using the "Create New Account" link in the upper right corner.
    • You will be asked first for your library card number.
    • Then you will be asked for your name and email address and you will select a password.
  • You may then proceed to select a magazine issue.
  • When you are ready to Complete Checkout of an issue, you will be asked to create or login with your personal Reader account.
  • You must use the same email address and you may use the same password if you choose.
  • Click Register to complete New Account.
  • To check out another magazine, return to the Library Collection indicated on the browser tab labeled either "Return to Library Collection" or Magazine Detail Page.".

Choosing Magazines:

You can add magazines to your personal account by selecting magazines while logged into the Library account (under the 'Return to Library Collection' tab on your browser).

Reading Magazines:

You read magazines using your personal Zinio account on a PC, Mac or a mobile device.

Apps are available - click here for more information. You should add the Zinio app AFTER you have set up your Library account and personal account. Please note that the eMagazines are primarily formatted for computers and tablets. Only some magazines are formatted and available for viewing on smart phones.

More questions?

Confused or have further questions? Read through the FAQs below or call the Adult Reference Desk at 630-344-6123 for further assistance.


1. Can I be charged for reading a magazine in Zinio?

The Library has subscribed to a number of magazines available through Zinio. These magazines are free when you add them to your personal account from the library account. Zinio is a commercial website and you do have the option to purchase additional magazines for your personal use with your own money.

2. Are all the magazines that you own in print available in the eMagazine collection?

No, not every title in print is available to purchase for the Library collection. However, we would love to hear what titles Carol Stream Public Library card holders want us to include in this new service. Email questions@cslibrary.org to make a suggestion.

3. What is the loan period for a magazine?

There is no loan period. You keep the magazines for as long as you like. You can delete them from your personal Zinio account when you've finished with them.

4. Can I print from a magazine?

The ability to print is determined by the publisher of each magazine. Depending on the publisher, you can print a range of pages, a single page or none at all. Printing is not available from the mobile apps. You must print while using Zinio in your browser.

5. How many people can look at the same magazine at once?

There is no limit to the number of people who can use a magazine issue at the same time. Enjoy!

6. If I already have my own Zinio account, can I use it for my library account as well?


7. When I select a magazine, will I continue to get new issues?

No. In order to get the next issue, you must return to the library account and add it to your personal account from there.

8. I get the error: "This magazine offer or download page cannot be found..."

This is a bug that Zinio is aware of and hopes to resolve soon. The bug appears to be sporadic, so you should be able to gain access to the magazine by trying again later. Please contact questions@cslibrary.org if this or other errors are persistent.

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List of Titles

All of these magazine titles are available starting with the March 2014 (or equivalent) issue.

American Patchwork & Quilting
Beautiful Kitchens & Baths
Bloomberg Businessweek
Budget Decorating Ideas
Car and Driver
Chicago Magazine
Country Living
Digital Photo
ESPN The Magazine
Essential Slow Cooker
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Circle
Field & Stream
Food Network Magazine
Girls' Life
Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping-BuenHogar
Guitar Player
Holiday Baking
House Beautiful
Interweave Knits
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Knitter's Magazine
Ladies Home Journal
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart Living Halloween Special
Martha Stewart Weddings
Men's Fitness
Men's Health
Motor Trend
National Geographic Traveler Interactive
O, The Oprah Magazine
Popular Mechanics
Reader's Digest
Rolling Stone
Runner's World
Smithsonian Magazine
Taste of Home
Taste of Home Holiday
Us Weekly
Vanidades USA
Vegetarian Times
Weight Watchers
Woman's Day
Women's Health
Working Mother

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